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This is the man who bought this lion as a cub in the 60’s and then when it got too big he let it into the wild. 10 years later it was the alpha male in a nature reserve in Africa and it was really violent. The guy went to see it and it walked up to him and gave him a hug.

The amazing story of Christian the lion: | 23 Pictures That Will Warm Your Cold, Dead Heart

23 Pictures That Will Warm Your Cold, Dead Heart

The amazing story of Christian the lion: | 23 Pictures That Will Warm Your Cold, Dead Heart

”This is my favorite photo in the world - me and Linus, born to a dairy cow and ordered to be killed when the farmer saw he was a male (and thus useless in the dairy industry). A compassionate individual intervened, and he was brought to a sanctuary. I met him when he was a few days old and 60 pounds, and he would always try to sit on my lap. Today, 7 years young and 1500 pounds, he still tries to sit on my lap.” ~Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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The Red Fox: Males are referred to as reynards, females as vixens, and young as kits, pups or cubs. A group of foxes is a "skulk", "troop" or "earth". Their main diet is insects, reptiles, berrys and nuts. They, like squirrels, are hoarders. They gather, eat just enough for the day, and then store the rest for snow days.

Adorable odd couple: Chimp's maternal instincts awakened as she feeds milk to a baby tiger

Photographed at Samut Prakan Crocodile Farm and Zoo on the outskirts of Bangkok, Thailand, this photo reveals the close bond that has formed between a two-year-old chimpanzee named Do Do and a two-month-old tiger cub named Aorn.